Section 508. Survived Year One, on to Year Two Reviewing the Process, Lessons Learned, and What to Expect. What is Section 508?. Part of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Provides same level of access to those with disabilities as to those without. Effective June 21, 2001.
Survived Year One, on to Year Two
Reviewing the Process, Lessons Learned, and What to Expect
Q. What is difference between Sections 501/504 and 508?
Q. Does Section 508 include contractors?
Q. What does the “E” stand for in EIT?
Q. If you have no disabled employees, does your procurement/system still have to be compliant?
Q. Does additional memory for a PC have to be compliant? Why?
Q. What about a modem?
Q. What about paper or paper documents?
Q. Can you release a product that is not totally compliant and fix it later?
Q. Does annual SW maintenance agreement have to be compliant? Why?
Q. What are the USPTO baseline AT?
Q. Why have an AT baseline?
Q. Who is responsible to ensure that the AT work with your system?
Q. Does every PC have to have AT on it?
Q. If JAWS can not read your system, does that mean it is not compliant? Why?
We will be discussing the following Section 508 areas:
Each has its own process and checklist.
Standards consist of three subparts.
Q Do you need to submit a 508 checklist if the product is exempt?
Q.When is a server not a back office exemption?
Q. Is a bar code reader exempt?
Six categories of standards in Subpart B
Q. Does an 8A business have priority on an IT procurement?
Q. Should you test a product that the vendor claims is compliant? Why?
Q. Should you test a product that the vendor certifies is compliant? Why?
Q. Should you buy a product that is the most 508 compliant, but does not meet your functional requirements?
Q. Who is your EIT Coordinator?
Q. Who initials your checklist if your EIT Coordinator is not on campus?
Q. Which has priority: 508 compliance or functional specifications?
Q. Are you responsible for ensuring that the USPTO AT work with your product?
Q. Are the USPTO AT a good way to test your product for compliance? If so, how?
Overall Section 508 information, checklist and links: